Would a cat-eye frame look good on me?

Would a cat-eye frame look good on me?

A cat-eye shaped frame covers many different versions of an eyewear frame that has a high eyebrow arch and a bottom that sweeps up towards the cheekbone.  The reason that cat eyes look so great on most women it the flattering angle along the cheekbone. This shape very closely mimics the brush strokes used when makeup is applied.  It is also a very slimming shape in that it mimics bone structure of a high cheekbone and an arched brow.  

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Why are eyeglasses so expensive?

Why are eyeglasses so expensive?

The price range of eyewear is often reflective of the materials that the frame is made of and the design, creativity and fabrication required to produce a finished product.  Materials such as leather, wood, silk, natural horn, granite are crafted by hand and designed to showcase their unique and tactile materials.  (Think of a fast food place vs. gourmet chef). 

The other component of purchasing eyewear is the experience and skill of the optical staff assisting you with your eyewear purchase.  Our staff is not only technically skilled and certified in optics, but have extensive training in the aesthetics of eyewear fashion. 

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How many different pairs of glasses should I own?

How many different pairs of glasses should I own?

This is one of my favorite questions!  How many pairs of shoes do you have?  What do people see first, your feet or your face? Ideally, build your eyewear wardrobe to compliment your different looks and varied lifestyle needs. 

"When I was a little girl and started wear glasses, my mom took me shopping for 3 new pair every year.  Two pair of clear and one pair of sunglasses.  We would search for eyewear boutiques that had lovely selections. She believed that it was important for me to 'feel pretty' in my glasses. Since then, I have always considered them to be a primary accessory."  – Ruth

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